Mr Albert Wint & Mr Charles Kidd are fictional characters in the James Bond novel and film Diamonds Are Forever. In the novel, Wint and Kidd are members of the The Spangled Mob. In the film, they are henchmen for the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. In the film Mr. Wint is played by Bruce Glover and Mr. Kidd by Putter Smith.
The two use numerous methods of killing their targets (or trying to), some highly creative:
Their final attempt to kill Bond and Case takes place on a cruise liner after Bond foils Blofeld's plot. They pose as stewards in the couple's suite, serving them a romantic dinner consisting of Oysters Andaluz, shashlik, tidbits, prime rib au jus and Salade Utopia. Dessert is La Bombe Surprise - in the most literal sense, since a bomb is really hidden in it. However, Bond links the smell of Wint's cologne to his misadventure in the pipeline and quickly realizes that something is wrong. After tasting a glass of Mouton Rothschild '55, Bond casually remarks that he had expected a claret with such a grand dinner. When Mr. Wint replies that the cellars are unfortunately poorly stocked with clarets, Bond exposes the henchman's ignorance, sharply replying that Mouton Rothschild in fact is a claret.
Realizing Bond has blown their cover, the pair immediately turn against him. Mr. Kidd ignites the shashlik skewers, aiming to attack Bond while Mr. Wint strangles him. During the struggle, Bond first neutralizes Mr. Kidd by splashing Courvoisier on the flaming shashlik, setting Mr. Kidd on fire. Within seconds, he is engulfed in flames, and in desperation jumps overboard, apparently already dead as he hits the water. After Bond eliminates Mr. Kidd, Tiffany throws the dessert at Mr. Wint but she misses, and it reveals the bomb hidden in the bombe. When Wint is distracted by the sight of the bomb, Bond gains the upper hand against him, pulling the villain's coat-tails between his legs and tying his hands and the bomb together with them. Bond hoists Mr. Wint overboard, and the bomb explodes as he hits the water.
It is strongly implied (though not confirmed) in the film that the two are homosexual lovers; they are even seen holding hands in one scene. At one point in the film, Mr. Kidd remarks that Tiffany Case is attractive, only to receive a glare from Mr. Wint. Kidd then adds, "...for a lady". Mr. Wint can also be seen spraying himself with perfume (Bond later remarks that Wint's perfume smells like a "tart's handkerchief").
From London to New York City it is their job to tail whoever is smuggling the diamonds internationally to ensure that the smuggler doesn't get any ideas about going into business for himself. For this, the duo pose as American businessmen who call themselves "W. Winter" and "B. Kitteridge".
Although they are both hardened assassins, Wint is pathologically afraid of travel. When he does have to travel, he wears an identifying name tag and a sticker that says "My blood group is F". He also has to be paid a special bonus by his employers. Because of his phobia, Wint picked up the nickname "Windy" - although no one would dare call him that to his face. Kidd is nicknamed "Boofy." Felix Leiter suspects that they are both homosexual, a point emphasised in the film.
In a ghost town outside Las Vegas, the leading gangster, Seraffimo Spang, penetrates Bond's cover and orders Wint and Kidd to torture Bond to learn his true identity. Wint and Kidd then perform a "Brooklyn stomping," kicking Bond into unconsciousness while wearing football cleats, after which Tiffany Case helps him escape.
After they kidnap Tiffany on the Queen Elizabeth, Bond comes to her rescue by climbing down the side of the ship and diving into her cabin via the porthole. They have a fight, and Bond shoots them both. To avoid trouble, he then fakes evidence in the cabin to make it look like a murder-suicide.
These two are frequently seen in the animated show The Kids Next Door. They are seen piloting a giant robot-like device. Here they are called "Mr. Wink" and "Mr. Fibb" in that show. They even conduct their missions on that show as they do in the James Bond movie series against the Kids Next Door organization.
Tiffany is the fourth link in the diamond smuggling chain in the unwitting employ of SPECTRE. She would receive the diamonds from Whistler and pass them off to Franks. Though initially antagonistic to him, Tiffany eventually joins Bond's side.
In the book, Bond takes the identity of Franks because the two look similar. Franks never physically appears.
In the movie, Franks is taken into customs of the Dover Ferry terminal so Bond can take his identity, and after he escapes he goes to Amsterdam to meet Tiffany. Bond, knowing he can't let Tiffany meet the real Peter Franks, heads for her apartment, where he encounters Franks in the elevator, and Bond's cover is blown when he is about to attack him. A long and brutal fight then ensues, and Bond finally kills Peter by knocking him off a balcony with a fire extinguisher. Bond then switches his wallet with Peter's, to make Tiffany think he killed James Bond, thus maintaining his cover as Franks. The two then smuggle the diamonds to Los Angeles within the body of Peter Franks.
When Bond switches wallets with Franks, a Playboy card is seen in Bond's wallet.
In both the novel and movie, Michael (Shady) Tree was the link in the "Pipeline" who received the Diamonds once they were in America. His fate is unrevealed in the novel; he was based in New York and acted as a 'frontman'. He is a red-haired hunchback and deals with most of the 'small fry' henchmen.
In the movie, he first appears taking James Bond off a crematorium because the diamonds given to him were fake. Then Bond goes to the hotel where he works as a stand-up comedian, and Tree is killed by Wint and Kidd. The duo came to him saying (Wint) "Shady, we just adored your act. (Kidd) What taste, what style. (Wint again) And we have a few suggestions", to which he replied that "Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 40 years". Then, in a deleted scene, Kidd shoots a toy gun from which a "bang" sign pops out - and then the gun fires a real bullet, killing Tree. As the assassins come out of the room, Bert Saxby informs that Tree was needed alive because of the fake diamonds, to which Kidd replies "That is most annoying."
Albert R. "Bert" Saxby is a fictional character in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. One of Ernst Stavro Blofeld's leading henchmen, Saxby was portrayed by King Kong star Bruce Cabot (who passed away the following year).
Bert Saxby worked for Willard Whyte, until Blofeld took over; Saxby then became Blofeld's right-hand man. He was shot and killed by CIA agents while attempting to assassinate Willard Whyte. As the dead Saxby tumbled down a hill, Whyte spouted one of the movie's best-remembered deadpan-lines: "Tell him he's fired!"
His name is a direct reference to James Bond film-producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli.
The two are bodyguards who prevent anyone from seeing the reclusive Willard Whyte. When James Bond enters the house where Mr. Whyte is supposed to be staying at, he is seduced by Thumper, but the two of them soon attack him. Bond is even choked by Bambi's thighs, but soon gets out from that predicament, only to be thrown into an outdoor pool. The two women jump in to finish him off, but Bond is quickly able to turn the tables on them, holding them both underwater while Felix Leiter and his men show up. While Bond repeatedly dunks them for quite a while, he talks amusedly to Leiter, who complains about Bond "giving breaststroke lessons". Upon Felix asking about the location of Whyte, Bond says "Haven't found out yet". He then brings the two up for air and promptly shoves them down again, saying "Still haven't found out yet". The bubbles and struggles of the women underwater indicate that they are just about to drown, when Bond first releases Thumper. She immediately flees to the poolside, while Bambi gets drenched for even some seconds longer. Thumper points out the shed below where Whyte is being held, and Bond eventually lets up Bambi, too. Bond, heading for Whyte, leaves behind the exhaustedly coughing women who are presumably arrested.
Slumber owns his own company, Slumber Inc., as well as a funeral home. He is one of the members of the diamond smuggling ring, using his business as a front for it. His role was to receive the diamonds from Peter Franks in a corpse bound for cremation and pass them off to Shady Tree. When Bond arrives disguised as Franks, Slumber takes the body of "Franks's brother" (actually the real Franks) and cremates it. Wint and Kidd then decide to cremate Bond, too, to eliminate another link in the chain, though they are called off once Slumber and Tree realize that the diamonds are fake, and that "Franks" still has yet to deliver the real ones. Slumber's fate is unknown, but it could be assumed he was either arrested after Blofeld's plot unraveled, or wound killed by Mister Wint and Mister Kidd.
Metz is a scientist and pacifist who is an expert on light refraction. He is duped by Blofeld into helping him build a laser satellite using the smuggled diamonds capable of destroying nuclear missiles. Metz believes that Blofeld intends to use the laser to insure world peace, and thus goes along with the plan. When Blofeld's intents are revealed as malicious, Metz asserts that he's bluffing, but is proven wrong yet again when Blofeld activates the satellite. Whether Metz was able to escape the exploding oil rig or not is unknown.
Tynan is a South African dentist who is the first link in the diamond smuggling pipeline. He extracts the diamonds from the mouths of miners and ships them out of the country. In both versions of the story, he is met by Wint and Kidd, who pick up the diamonds from him. Kidd then complains of a toothache, and when Dr. Tynan bends over to check on Kidd's mouth, Wint drops a scorpion down the back of his shirt (in the movie's alternate version, it was shoved up his mouth) , envenomating Tynan within seconds.
Joe is the second link in the diamond smuggling chain that leads up to SPECTRE. He is the pilot of a helicopter, who the novel identifies as being from Germany. In the novel, he receives the diamonds from Tynan in South Africa and delivers them straight to London, whereas in the film, he drops them off with Whistler in Amsterdam first.
Unaware that Wint and Kidd have killed Tynan, Joe accepts a box, ostensibly full of diamonds, from them and flies off. Unfortunately for him, the box is actually an explosive, and Joe becomes the second victim of SPECTRE's treachery.
Whistler is an elderly schoolteacher who is the third link in the diamond smuggling pipeline. She would receive the diamonds from Tynan and then pass them off to Tiffany. Interestingly, her smuggling method involved delivering the diamonds in hollowed-out Bibles. It is likely that Whistler did not know what she was involved in, and she, like Tynan, is killed by Wint and Kidd after she passes the diamonds off, via drowning in the canals of Amsterdam.
Marie is a young woman who appear to be a confidant of Blofeld and SPECTRE. When Bond is looking for Blofeld, he gets directed to an Arabic man by a Japanese man, both of whom he assaults. He gets her name out of the Arab in the pre-credits sequence. Catching up to Marie while she sunbathes, Bond begins to strangle her with her own swimsuit until she finally gives in and reveals Blofeld's location.